Quick Answer: What is the difference between Thailand and Laos?

When it comes to tones, the two differ quite a bit. While Thai uses five tones, Laos uses six. The tones in Lao are also different from those in Thai, where Thai has low, mid, high, rising, and falling tones, Lao has mid, high, rising, low falling, and high falling tones.

What is the difference between Laos and Lao?

For example, a Lao person, the Lao language, a Lao poem, etc. In English, when describing this Asian nation, the correct pronunciation is ‘Laos’ with a voiced ‘s’. … Similarly, in Laos, only if you are speaking the native language do you refer to the country as Lao.

What food is Laos famous for?

Top 10 foods to eat in Laos

  • Kaipen. As the sun sets, a bowl of dried river weed from the Mekong river is easy to devour alongside a local beer or two. …
  • Khao soi Luang Prabang. …
  • Khao ji pâté …
  • Laos dips with sticky rice. …
  • Kua pak bong. …
  • Hua moo Luang Prabang. …
  • Nem luang. …
  • Tam mak hoong.

Which language is closest to Thai?

The word thai means ‘free’ in the Thai language. Its closest relatives are Lao, Shan, and Southern Thai. Thai is spoken as a first language by 20.2 million people and by 40 million speakers as a second language in Thailand.

Reduplication.

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Hello, goodbye Sa-wàt dee
Yes châi, kráp, kâ
No Mâi châi

Why does Thai sound like Cantonese?

Thai has a richer vowel sounds than any Chinese languages. Thai initial consonants are the same as southern Chinese languages except for the ‘R’. The voiced b and d initial consonants in Thai exist in some Chinese languages (Wu, Min) but not Cantonese.

Can Thai and Vietnamese understand each other?

No. They can’t understand each other. However, Thais can understand the Laos language pretty well as they are very similar.

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